Kevin Roose

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Kevin Roose
Kevin Roose.jpg
Roose at South by Southwest 2019
Bornc. 1987 (age 35–36)[1]
EducationBrown University
OccupationWriter, journalist
Notable creditThe New York Times

Kevin Roose is the author of three books and a technology columnist for The New York Times. He wrote a book about Liberty University, an evangelical Christian university known for strict rules imposed on students.[2] He was named on Forbes' "30 Under 30" list in 2015.[1]

Life and career

Roose is a graduate of Westtown School and Brown University.[3] He worked as news director at Fusion.[4][5]

In June 2017, he rejoined The New York Times.[6] His column, "The Shift", focuses on the intersection of technology, business, and culture.[7]

On March 24, 2021, Roose published a column in The New York Times announcing an auction for the column itself to be distributed as an NFT, or non-fungible token, with proceeds going to The New York Times's Neediest Cases Fund.[8] The column sold the following day for $560,000.[9][10]


Roose wrote The Unlikely Disciple while undercover at Liberty University, aiming to explore the culture of life at a fundamental Evangelical university.[11] Roose, raised in a secular and liberal environment, wanted to better understand conservative Christian culture.[12]

Roose's second book, Young Money, follows the beginning of the career of eight financial analysts on Wall Street. It focuses on the difficult and strenuous work environments and what makes the financial industry different after the financial crisis of 2007–08.[13]

Roose's third book, Futureproof: 9 Rules in the Age of Automation, examines how people and organizations can survive in the machine age. To survive, he believes in the need "to focus on the more human skills that machines can't replace."[14]

He earned the 2018 Gerald Loeb Award for Breaking News for the story "Ouster at Uber."[15]

Other work

Roose is the host of "Rabbit Hole," an eight-part podcast from The New York Times "examining how the internet is changing us."[16]

Media appearances

Roose appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on February 27, 2014, to discuss Young Money.[17]


  1. ^ a b "Kevin Roose, 27". Forbes. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Strauss, Valerie (October 30, 2015). "The world's largest Christian university relaxes some rules for students". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Unlikely Disciple". Kevin Roose. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  4. ^ Lee, Edmund (October 31, 2014). "New York Magazine's Kevin Roose Heads to Fusion, Too". Fusion, the little-known cable network that’s snapped up a raft of Big Name Writers, has hired New York Magazine’s Kevin Roose as part of its effort to build out its new Silicon Valley bureau.
  5. ^ Harrington, Craig (May 4, 2016). "Media Write The Republican Party's Obituary Following Trump Victory".
  6. ^ "Kevin Roose Joins Biz Day". The New York Times Company. June 9, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  7. ^ "The Shift". The New York Times. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Roose, Kevin (2021-03-24). "Buy This Column on the Blockchain!". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  9. ^ Clark, Mitchell (2021-03-25). "The New York Times just sold an NFT for more than half a million dollars". The Verge. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  10. ^ Roose, Kevin (2021-03-26). "Why Did Someone Pay $560,000 for a Picture of My Column?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  11. ^ Prior, Karen Swallow (2009). "Surprised by Love: An outsider's view of Liberty University and the faith it embodies". Books & Culture. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Undercover At An Evangelical University". NPR Books. May 30, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  13. ^ Hayes, Chris (April 10, 2014). "The Cubs of Wall Street: 'Young Money,' by Kevin Roose". The New York Times. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  14. ^ Staff (2021-03-09). "How to Ensure the Robots Won't Come for Your Job". Intelligencer. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  15. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2018 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". PR Newswire. June 25, 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  16. ^ Beer, Jeff (2020-04-16). "The new 'New York Times' podcast 'Rabbit Hole' sends you down one to see what the internet does to us". Fast Company. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  17. ^ "Kevin Roose". Comedy Central. February 27, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2016. "Young Money" author Kevin Roose reflects on the surprisingly morose atmosphere surrounding Wall Street's post-crash recruits. (6:14)

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